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The acanthisittids or New Zealand wrens are tiny birds restricted to New Zealand, at least in modern times; they were long placed in Passeri; their taxonomic position is uncertain, although they seem to be a distinct and very ancient group.Most passerines are smaller than typical members of other avian orders.Clockwise from top right: Palestine sunbird (Cinnyris osea), blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata), house sparrow (Passer domesticus), great tit (Parus major), hooded crow (Corvus cornix), southern masked weaver (Ploceus velatus) A passerine is any bird of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than half of all bird species.Passerines are distinguished from other orders of Aves by the arrangement of their toes, three pointing forward and one back, which facilitates perching.
Extensive biogeographical mixing happens, with northern forms returning to the south, southern forms moving north, and so on.
Much research remains to be done, but advances in molecular biology and improved paleobiogeographical data gradually are revealing a clearer picture of passerine origins and evolution that reconciles molecular affinities, the constraints of morphology and the specifics of the fossil record.
The initial split was between the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae) and all other passerines, and the second split involved the Tyranni (suboscines) and the Passeri (oscines or songbirds).
The hind toe joins the leg at the same level as the front toes.
The passeriformes have this toe arrangement in common with hunting birds like eagles and falcons.
It contains more than 110 families, the second-most of any order of tetrapods (after Squamata, the scaled reptiles).